History Music / GiuseppeVerdi

8th Dec '16 10:27:25 PM Xtifr
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'''Giuseppe Verdi''' (10 October 1813 - 27 January 1901) (or [[VictorBorge Joe Green]], if you like) was an Italian composer and perhaps ''the'' biggest name in Romantic era Italian {{opera}}.

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'''Giuseppe Verdi''' Giuseppe Verdi (10 October 1813 - 27 January 1901) (or [[VictorBorge Joe Green]], if you like) was an Italian composer and perhaps ''the'' biggest name in Romantic era Italian {{opera}}.
4th Oct '16 6:38:44 AM Morgenthaler
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** remade as the Elton John musical ''{{Aida}}'' in modern times

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** remade as the Elton John musical ''{{Aida}}'' ''Theatre/{{Aida}}'' in modern times
1st Dec '15 2:58:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* BrokenBird: More than one of his female leads, like Violetta from ''LaTraviata'' or Aïda.

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* BrokenBird: More than one of his female leads, like Violetta from ''LaTraviata'' ''Theatre/LaTraviata'' or Aïda.
1st Dec '15 2:52:40 AM Morgenthaler
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** Sparafucile is a bass, technically speaking. Better examples are Rigoletto himself, [[IlTrovatore Count di Luna]], [[Theatre/DonCarlo Rodrigo]], Theatre/{{Nabucco}}, [[Theatre/{{Othello}} Iago]].

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** Sparafucile is a bass, technically speaking. Better examples are Rigoletto himself, [[IlTrovatore [[Theatre/IlTrovatore Count di Luna]], [[Theatre/DonCarlo Rodrigo]], Theatre/{{Nabucco}}, [[Theatre/{{Othello}} Iago]].
27th Nov '15 1:41:15 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Rigoletto}}'' (source of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A3zetSuYRg "La donna e mobile"]], a tune synonymous with opera for even non-fans)

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* ''{{Rigoletto}}'' ''Theatre/{{Rigoletto}}'' (source of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A3zetSuYRg "La donna e mobile"]], a tune synonymous with opera for even non-fans)



* ''LaTraviata'' (based on ''La Dame aux camelias'' by the younger Creator/AlexandreDumas. It has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcKdnkGBSgA Il Brindisi]] aka the Drinking Song and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C58XiYewTlE Sempre libera]])
* ''IlTrovatore'' (the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXFZckzjcKw Anvil Chorus]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0_UG2UnM7o "Di quella pira"]])

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* ''LaTraviata'' ''Theatre/LaTraviata'' (based on ''La Dame aux camelias'' by the younger Creator/AlexandreDumas. It has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcKdnkGBSgA Il Brindisi]] aka the Drinking Song and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C58XiYewTlE Sempre libera]])
* ''IlTrovatore'' ''Theatre/IlTrovatore'' (the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXFZckzjcKw Anvil Chorus]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0_UG2UnM7o "Di quella pira"]])
21st Sep '15 12:33:25 AM tenryufan
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* BannedInChina / AmericansHateTingle: Even with its locale changed to Boston, ''Un Ballo in Maschera'' was never performed in Sweden until the 1920's. When it was performed there, the Swedish derided it as historically inaccurate.



* ExecutiveMeddling: The censors gave Verdi a hell of a time with many of his operas Most obvious with ''Gustave III'' (about the assassination of a king!), which after several rewrite-or-elses, and ultimately (when tempers on both sides had cooled) a compromise with the censors, became ''Un Ballo in Maschera''.



* OldShame: Most of the operas that predate ''Rigoletto''. Verdi himself considered ''Alzira'' very awful.



* TomHanksSyndrome: ''Un giorno di regno'' (his second opera) and ''Falstaff'' (his last opera) are his only comedies.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Among others, he planned an opera based on ''Theatre/KingLear'' and another on Victor Hugo's ''Ruy Blas''.
11th Mar '15 11:28:28 AM Patachou
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He is mentioned as being dead in the song "Decomposing Composers" by Creator/MichaelPalin sang on Creator/MontyPython's ''Audioplay/MontyPythonsContractualObligationAlbum''.
16th Nov '13 10:54:53 AM LordGro
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!!Tropes associated to Verdi's life:

* BadassBeard
* CoolOldGuy: Verdi came out of semi-retirement to write ''Otello'' at the age of 73, and followed it up with his first successful comedy, ''Falstaff'', which premiered when he was 79.
* CreatorBreakdown: Verdi had his right at the beginning of his career. He was only in his twenties when his small son (Icilio) and daughter (Virginia), and then his first wife (Margherita Barezzi), all died within three years of each other. ([[BreakTheCutie Wooooow.]]) He was in the process of writing a comic opera, ''Un giorno di regno'', at the time of Margherita's death, and not surprisingly, it wasn't a success. Bereavement compounded by failure upset him so that he decided to give up composing, but the manager of La Scala opera house persuaded him to just have a look at this ''libretto'' he had that needed music. Verdi glanced at it and found himself writing a bit of music. He did a bit more each day and ended up with ''Theatre/{{Nabucco}}'', his first major success.
* HotForStudent: His first wife, Margherita, was his pupil.
* TheMuse: His [[SecondLove second wife]], Giuseppina Strapponi, was a famous opera singer [[CreatorCouple who had worked with him.]]
* NiceHat: In his most famour portrait, he rocks the top hat look.
11th Jul '13 2:26:00 PM rossyxan
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'''Giuseppe Verdi''' (10 October 1813 - 27 January 1901) (or [[VictorBorge Joe Green]], if you like) was perhaps ''the'' biggest name in Romantic era Italian {{opera}}.

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'''Giuseppe Verdi''' (10 October 1813 - 27 January 1901) (or [[VictorBorge Joe Green]], if you like) was an Italian composer and perhaps ''the'' biggest name in Romantic era Italian {{opera}}.{{opera}}.
11th Jul '13 2:25:39 PM rossyxan
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'''Giuseppe Verdi''' (10 October 1813 - 27 January 1901) (or [[VictorBorge Joe Green]], if you like) was perhaps ''the'' biggest name in romantic-period Italian {{opera}}.

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'''Giuseppe Verdi''' (10 October 1813 - 27 January 1901) (or [[VictorBorge Joe Green]], if you like) was perhaps ''the'' biggest name in romantic-period Romantic era Italian {{opera}}.
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